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Network card is dead

I believe that my Presario has an integrated network card. I also believe that it may have taken a hit in a recent electrical storm. It stopped working but everything else seems to work. I've put a USB wireless device on it to get access to my network. I cannot disable the other card through control panel/system/hardware/device manager. It just goes into perptual busy state. Now I cannot install upgraded Norton Antivirus. It gets hung up on installing network drivers. I suspect it's hung up trying to get at the same network port. Is there any way I can hardware disable the network part of the multifunction card?

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  • JPete Mar 03, 2008

    Fix it in bios...? Okay, how do I do that?

  • JPete Mar 06, 2008

    Thanks jmcdonald151. The solution that you provided seems to have done the trick. Easy to do and seems to have aleviated the problems I was having.

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You can disable it in bios settings if its onboard remember to save on exit

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

  • john mc donald Mar 03, 2008

    when you turn your pc ao press delete acouple of times as soon as you turn it on if this dont work try f10 once your in look through the pages til you find onboard lan or ethernet and disable once done press esc and f10 to save . please dont mes around with your other setting as this will affect your pc thanks

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